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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks failed to stay positive trend at midday on Sunday as cautious investors started to book quick-gain on sector specific stocks.
Following the previous week’s marginal gain, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 13 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 42 points within first 15 minutes of trading at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX stands at 5,554.59, advancing 13.88 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 27 points. After that it started to decline.
At 12:00 noon, the DSEX lost 2.42 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse fell 6.0 points when the report was filing.
After one and a half hours of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) stands at 5,538.29 points, losing 2.42 points or 0.04 percent when the report was filing at 12:00 noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 1.50 points or 0.07 percent to reach at 2,032.18 points.
However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) stayed positive with gaining 2.58 points or 0.20 percent to reach at 1,277.66 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.22 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.
Doreen Power led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 257 million changing hands till then, followed by United Power BDT 155 million, Mercantile Bank BDT 129 million, National Feed Mill BDT 110 million and FAS Finance BDT 106 million.
Of the issues traded till then 172 advanced, 84 declined and 46 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also failed to stay positive trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –losing 6.0 points to stand at 10,410 points, also at 12:00 noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 102 gained, 56 declined and 17 issues remained unchanged with BDT 155 million in turnover.